Sunday, January 31, 2016

Defending Capitalism

I like Ben Stein's column I Love Wall Street: Those who attack it are reckless enemies of freedom.  Read his explanation of what Wall Street is and does.  He sums up:  "It’s dangerous for the nation, and its younger members especially, to see Wall Street as something to be 'occupied,' tied down, strangled — instead of the powerful engine for well being in a free society that it is. The enemy is not the free market and never has been: the enemy is those who hate freedom, and Wall Street is a big part of that freedom. We attack it at our peril."

And at our peril we elect socialists and radical Democrats who try to destroy instead of build.

Saturday, January 30, 2016

Watcher's Council

The Council has spoken! Here are this week's Watcher's Council results!

The winner of the The Golden Weasel statuette of shame as Weasel of the Week is Morally Deficient Harris County, Texas DA Devon Anderson!

Friday, January 29, 2016

Another Vast, Right-Wing Conspiracy

This is from Hot Air: "Oh my: Some Hillary e-mails 'too damaging' to release? What happens when redactions become insufficient to cover the damage to national security from Hillary Clinton’s unauthorized and unsecured home-brew e-mail system? Get ready to find out. Fox News’ Catherine Herridge and Pamela Browne exclusively report that the intelligence community will prevent the State Department from releasing at least 22 e-mails in the current tranche, because not even redactions can prevent damage to national security from their release."

My, that's comforting. The question is: to whom are these e-mails too damaging, to our country, or to Hillary's presidential aspirations?


From Time magazine: "So far, 83% of those who have enrolled for coverage at the federal insurance marketplace have qualified for some kind of discount, with the average subsidized premium costing $113 per month as a result. Apparently, though, the problem is that many uninsured remain 'disengaged' in the enrollment process, according to Kaiser. Most have not bothered to find out if they’re eligible for discounts."

They are disengaged? Obama destroyed the existing health care system because of the uninsured, and they can't even be bothered?  Why waste time and money to help people who won't even help themselves?

Thursday, January 28, 2016

30th Anniversary of The Challenger Tragedy

I remember it so vividly, and I never forgot the look on the face of Christa McAuliffe's mother. Neither did other people, as seen in this original reporting from January 29, 1986. I've also never forgotten President Reagan's eulogy: "We will never forget them, nor the last time we saw them, this morning, as they prepared for their journey and waved goodbye and 'slipped the surly bonds of earth' to 'touch the face of God."

Lots 'o Links

Follow the latest news with these great blogs: Betsy's Page, Maggie's Farm, and Larwyn's Linx.

Bonus: take a look at the very important work the United Nations is doing! Ban Ki-Moon Doubles Down on His Anti-Israel Rhetoric.

Wednesday, January 27, 2016

Putting on Heirs

I heard this question on the news tonight: who is the heir to Obama's legacy, Hillary Clinton or Bernie Sanders? That's easy -- the one who can best finish the destruction of our country that Obama began. Sanders is a socialist and Hillary is a female Obama. The only thing worse than one of them is the two of them together as President and Vice President!

But that question makes me wonder: who in their right mind would want to be Obama's heir? That's nothing to be proud of!

Remember the Holocaust!

Today is International Holocaust Remembrance Day, and the UK Daily Mail (which I usually find an annoying celebrity tabloid) has some touching articles like this one.
I am convinced that even after all this time and all the revelations, people still don't realize, or care about, the magnitude and scope of the evil destruction of Jewish life in Europe.

Tuesday, January 26, 2016

Trophy Time

Read the latest column by the always enjoyable Greg Crosby.  This time the topic is entertainment awards, and evidently the word "actress" is now off-limits.

Public Health Threats

Finally someone is talking about the other threat that illegal immigrants pose to our country: communicable diseases. I saw a report on the Zika virus on the BBC News last night, and it isn't pretty. Do we really want diseases like this spreading here? We need another Ellis Island, and quick.

Monday, January 25, 2016

Argus Hamilton Quips

Argus Hamilton's latest column is full of news items like this one: "The World Economic Forum in Switzerland released their annual list of the Best Countries in the World Thursday. They said Germany is the best country in the world. The bad news is, Mein Kampf was just re-published after the copyright expired on New Year's Day and it says the same thing."

Tootsie Time!

Mark Schneider has a nice article about Tootsie Rolls and other kosher candies we grew up with.

Saturday, January 23, 2016

Watcher's Council

The Council has spoken! Here are this week's Watcher's Council results!

Friday, January 22, 2016

It's Called Winter. Deal With It!

Can people stop whining and getting hysterical over the weather? It's supposed to snow in the winter, and most of us know how to cope with it. We don't have supermarket rage, we do own flashlights, shovels, brushes, and ice scrapers, and we just deal with it.

Stop calling it "the storm of the century", because we have that every year! 

Secret to a Long Life

Pianist Irving Fields is still working at age 100, playing at a New York lounge. Young men begging on the highways should be ashamed.    
(link seen at Drudge.)

Thursday, January 21, 2016

Lots 'o Links

Here's the usual weekly array of news and culture from around the world, thanks to Betsy's Page, Maggie's Farm, and Larwyn's Linx.

Here's a bonus post from Ruthie Blue at the Jerusalem Post titled Right from Wrong: America's Sorry State. That sorry state is due to Obama, of course, and the column ends "Such is the state of the nation that Obama has helped its enemies demean – a country that should cause Third World despots to cower, not taunt, ridicule and threaten."

And here's Ben Stein's take on the black boycott of the Oscar awards.  They say America is more racially divided than ever, and nonsense like this just helps inflame things unnecessarily. Obviously performances are being judged by the quality of the acting rather than the color of the skin, and in our PC society, that's a bad thing. I just think the boycotters look like sore losers!

Wednesday, January 20, 2016

"Oy" is Right!

Ugh! I find this ugly and garish, and it detracts from the bridge, proving again that art is anything you can get away with.

Argus Hamilton Quips

Check out Hamilton's latest column, with news items like this one: "Wall Street fell again Friday on news of poor retail sales in December, crashing oil prices, and hundreds of WalMarts closing down. There's one economic upside. If President Obama can leave the country in the same shape it was when he moved into the White House, he gets to keep the deposit."

Tuesday, January 19, 2016

Politics in The Age of Twitter

Don Surber has a terrific description of Trump, as seen at American Digest.
(Cartoon by Bob Gorrell)

Nervy Lawsuit

Remember TV shows like "Father Knows Best" and "Leave it to Beaver" in which the kids always learned a lesson by the end of the episode? These days, the lesson is to never take responsibility for your actions, and always blame someone else.  So I was unsurprised to see this defense mentioned on the news: “The Taco Bell exec who got canned from his job after he was caught on video drunkenly attacking his Uber driver is suing the driver for $5 million. … The suit says that it’s against California state law to record someone without their consent.”

Saturday, January 16, 2016

Swapping Billions for Hostages

The Hostage Left Behind: Bob Levinson’s Family Devastated He Is Left Out Of Iran Swap. I don't trust the Iranians -- or Obama -- as far as I can throw them!

Don't Worry, Be Happy, It's Obama!

Read about our booming economy at Doug Ross @ Journal: "CNN: Hey, Folks, Relax! Don’t Panic! Everything’s Awesome! Forget for a moment that U.S. stock markets have seen their worst start to a new year since the Great Depression or that some $2.5 trillion in wealth has been evaporated in less than two weeks."  Yeah, and don't let that 401K statement bother you in the least!

Friday, January 15, 2016

Watcher's Council

The Council has spoken! Here are this week's Watcher's Council results!

The Weasel of the Week is the Obama State Department!

Peddling Fiction, Are We?

Here's today's headline: Dow plunges 391 points as fear grips markets. The financial channel should keep playing Obama's brilliant words“Anyone claiming that America's economy is in decline is peddling fiction.” 

Argus Hamilton Quips

Argus Hamilton's latest column is full of news zingers such as this one: "Hillary Clinton was revealed in her e-mails on Friday to have circumvented classification rules when she e-mailed secret material while Secretary of State. It's alarming. If Hillary's indicted before the election, it could end the Clinton dream of being America's first two-impeachment family."

New York Values

Just look at today's New York Daily News cover! I thought Donald Trump gave the perfect answer about New York values.

Still, I think Rubio and Cruz are the best debaters, best speakers, and our best hope when it comes to dealing one on one with Hillary Clinton

Thursday, January 14, 2016

Lots 'o Links

Catch up on this week's news and stories thanks to Betsy's Page, Larwyn's Linx, and Maggie's Farm!

Bonus: you'll love this cartoon showing Obama's U.N. job interview, via Israel Matzav!

Fact vs. Fiction

When I saw this gruesome headline, "Pakistan: Muslims murder 15 with jihad attack at polio vaccination center", all I could think of was Kurtz's description of the innoculated children's hacked-off arms in Apocalypse Now.  The horror, indeed.

How about we stop trying to help these people and let them fend for themselves!

Wednesday, January 13, 2016

You Lie!

Aaron Goldstein offers a rebuttal to Obama's contention that those who didn't believe the economy was doing well are "peddling fiction". He gives several examples that prove that Obama himself is the one who is making up stories..

Waiting in Line

I am so tired of hearing about the Powerball lottery and seeing people standing in long lines to buy a ticket! What's amazing to me are senior citizens standing in a line for an hour or more.  I did get a kick out of this comparison, though: "Keith Davidson, 64, made his own call to ask his friend John Kaahui, 79, if he wanted to go for tickets. Waiting for Powerball tickets seemed like something for the Las Vegans to do, Davidson said, and no wait could faze him. In 1994, he said, he spent eight hours in line in Yorba Linda, Calif., to see the body of the recently deceased President Richard Nixon. That wait wasn't worth it, he said; the casket was closed."

Tuesday, January 12, 2016

No Existential Threats!

Obama is living in a fantasy world if he actually believes that there are no existential threats to our country.

And look at the fact that our sailors are being held by his friends the Iranians.  The best Obama can hope for is that they are released during his State of the Union speech, and that he can announce that release.

(If you can't stand to watch the speech tonight, at least you can enjoy Drunkblogging with Stephen Green.)

Monday, January 11, 2016

As If I Need Another Reason to Skip The State of the Union Speech

How infuriating!  "Two leading Democratic lawmakers are encouraging their colleagues to bring Muslim Americans as their guests to Tuesday's State of the Union in what they're calling a 'stand against hate.'" Someone ought to remind Reps. Ellison and Wasserman Schultz that we are the victims, not the villains, and if they want to bring guests, if should be the families of those maimed and murdered by terrorists, such as the family of Philly policeman Jesse Hartnett!

Also, Bob Orkund writes that the state of the union is unwell, despite all of Obama's claims to the contrary.

I will definitely not be watching tomorrow night.

Saturday, January 09, 2016

2015 in Review

You'll enjoy Andrew Silow-Carrol's Yiddishe 2015 in rhyme!

Friday, January 08, 2016

Lots 'o Links

Get ready for this week's best news roundups, courtesy of Maggie's Farm, Betsy's Page, and Larwyn's Linx!

Also, read Jonathan S. Tobin's column Charlie and the Jews One Year Later.

Bonus: is anyone surprised at this predictable, automatic response? "Philadelphia Mayor: Shooting of cop in name of Islam had 'nothing to do with being a Muslim or following the Islamic faith'."  Sure - of course it didn't.

(Cartoon by Steve Kelley.)

Watcher's Council

The Council has spoken! Here are this week's Watcher's Council results!

It's Weasel Time! The Weasel of the Week is none other than Democrat Front Runner, Rape Enabler and Corrupt Snake Hillary Clinton!

Thursday, January 07, 2016

Argus Hamilton Quips

Argus Hamilton's latest column of zingers offers news items such as this one: "The FBI was mum Monday over whether the inquiry into Hillary Clinton's e-mails had grown into a full-fledged investigation. It's hard to tell how much classified data she e-mailed. Last month Hillary's computer crashed when she threw it out of her campaign plane at forty thousand feet."

More Common Sense on Muslims

I love Daniel Greenfield's column Protecting Muslims From Trump, which says exactly what I think:
"After an Islamic terror attack, Americans are told that they’re foolish and fearful to worry about the type of Islamic terrorism that just filled a local morgue with bodies. Instead of focusing on the families of the dead, the media coverage sharply pivots to a million stories about Muslims who claim to be terrified of a 'backlash' from Americans and must be protected from the threat of this imaginary backlash.
When Americans worry about being murdered by the Islamic terrorist next door, they are accused of 'giving in to fear', but when Muslims claim that they’re terrorized by the occasional dirty look, that’s not only a legitimate fear, but actually rises to the level of a national crisis.
Never mind the American corpses, let’s focus on the Muslim hurt feelings.
After Trump suggested that maybe we shouldn’t be bringing tens of thousands of Syrians to this country when 13% of them poll as ISIS supporters (that’s 1,300 for each batch of 10,000 Syrians), Muslims Brotherhood front groups and their media allies swiftly began their victimhood theater.
Donald J. Trump has killed zero Americans or even Muslims in terrorist attacks. Meanwhile Muslims have killed 9,983 Americans.
Determining whether Trump or Muslims are the bigger threat is a matter of simple math.
But the media dismisses the threat of Islamic terrorism and urges the country to panic over Trump. And it never questions the credibility of the Muslims who whine that they need protection from Trump."

Wednesday, January 06, 2016

Sex Crimes Are Bad - Except When the Attackers Are Muslims

This is almost impossible to believe.  "A political scandal is developing in Germany as ordinary citizens wake up to the scale of the migrant crime cover-up, and the callous reaction of the mayor of Cologne to mass-sex crime on new year’s eve. The Mayor of Cologne has spoken out about the attacks, but her carefully chosen words are unlikely to delight many. Rather than addressing the root causes of the violence — unlimited mass migration and a totally failed system of integration — the newly elected pro-migrant mayor instead blamed the victims of the sexual abuse for having failed to defend themselves against the immigrant attackers."

So if you're Bill Cosby, you're guilty, but if you're a Muslim, it's the women's own fault?

Someone has to please explain to me this blind, desperate, suicidal defense of Muslims and illegal aliens, because I simply don't get it at all.

Tuesday, January 05, 2016

It's Just a Word!

As usual, there seem to be too many people with far too much time on their hands. Per Alexandra Petri, "According to the Wall Street Journal, there is a movement - or, as I prefer, 'epidemic,' of English teachers telling people to ditch 'boring' words like 'said.' 'Said,' handouts proclaim, 'is Dead.'"

I would much rather have a simple "said" than the extremely annoying "shared"!

Gary Varvel Cartoons

As seen at Jewish World Review.

Ben Stein's Latest

Here's Ben Stein's latest column containing his comments on current events.  I like the way he writes, and even after all this time I am still surprised by his worshipful tone regarding Richard Nixon. Still, at least Nixon didn't deliberately destroy and weaken his country in the eyes of the world the way our current president has.

Predictions for 2016

Read Greg Crosby's The Year in Preview, which is another indication of how people expect Obama's final year to turn out. For instance, "I also guarantee that 2016 will see our national debt increase, our economy continue to stagnate, our public housing, food stamps, and other government programs grow, our health care systems sliding further into single payer socialized medicine like Canada, our standing in the world decrease even more, and Islamic terrorism gain ground. I know this because the Obama administration will still be in charge."

Oy, Could They Sing!

The Forward lists the 10 Most Jewish Beatles Songs Now on iTunes and Spotify.

Sunday, January 03, 2016

More Middle East Mayhem

Saudi Arabia has severed ties to Iran after their embassy in Tehran was attacked by mobs.  Maybe Iran-supporters Obama and Kerry can convince them otherwise!

Saturday, January 02, 2016

A Few Good Posts

Check out the New Year's resolutions for liberals over at American Digest.

George Will's column says Goodbye to 2015, a year of absurdity and overreach.

Read this great comment at Instapundit that sums up Obama's disastrous involvement in the Middle East.

Friday, January 01, 2016

Motive Unclear

From the UK Telegraph: "A gunman identified by relatives as a member of Israel's Arab minority killed two people and injured seven others in a shooting attack on Friday at a popular bar in central Tel Aviv.
Security camera footage showed the assailant, who appeared to be in his mid-to-late 20s and wore protective eyeglasses and a windbreaker, browsing dried fruit at a health food store on Dizengoff Street. He then pulled a machine pistol from his backpack and stepped onto the pavement, shooting wildly.
Police said the motive for the attack was not immediately clear."

We all know what the motive was, and the downplaying of terrorism continues.

Watcher's Council

The Council has spoken! Here are this week's Watcher's Council results.

The Weasel of the Week is The Washington Post’s Disgusting Cartoonist, Ann Telnaes, who portrayed the children of Ted Cruz as monkeys with him as an organ grinder. The Post then withdrew the cartoon. What is it with liberals comparing Republicans to chimps, anyway?